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. a focus on education and prevention. treat drugs and addiction as a public health issue not just a criminal justice concern. and law enforcement focuses remains on choking off supply. studies by the national institute on drug abuse so the road ahead is tough. illicit drug use in america, kreemping up. 22.5 american, 8.7%, used or abused illicit drug fls 2011. up 0.4% in a decade. most comes from marijuana use. the drug of choice for teens. >> the one particular thing that worries me the most is the youth use of marijuana. study after study shows that it can have a number of significant health and mental health impacts, particularly on developing young people. >> reporter: says guy wheeler, it's not your father's marijuana. the main psycho active ingredient, thc, is at least twice as high as in the old days. >> we keep thinking marijuana is like 3%. 5%. the population i'm serving every day, the mrijuana has a rate of 25%. they call it wake and bake. some of these clients wake up every morning and go smoke a joint. >> reporter: one of the pillars, curb use before it becomes abuse.
sadiki, educated in the u.s., pakistani origin, she was implicated by khalid sheikh mohammed in one way or another in the world trade center bombings, she fled the country with her children. she was arrested, she showed up in afghanistan and she wasn't prosecuted for terrorism or for bombing, she was prosecuted because she tried to kill two of the men interrogating her. >> they're talking about a possible swap, to go back to one point you made. there are still american hostages right now in algeria. >> foreign hostages. the situation is just so murky. it is frustrating. >> why is that? it is because we're talking about ail zwreeria and reporting this a couple of days ago, we're talking 40, and now saying 650 have been freed. why the misinformation? >> well, it is a remote site. it is a game of telephone that is going on. the details are coming out. and then we get conflicting details. second, you got the algerian government that is very, very sensitive on the subject of terrorism. it fought a brutal, with a capital b, civil war during the 1990s and 50,000 to 200,000 people were killed.
make that happen for her. >> what kind of law is that? >> it will make child sexual abuse education mandatory in public schools in all 50 states. we're working to make that happen and hopefully we'll create real progress this year. >> you know, you moved from alabama, went to new york, 18 years old. you say sometimes you had $5 in your pocket. >> i did. >> just to eat and get around. you are scrappy here. >> yeah. >> people in washington, they're partisan. they don't get along so well. you're going to go state to state all year you're traveling. what are you going to say to bring folks to the table, even if they disagree? >> i think that the first thing we can do is happening right here. we can encourage everyone in america to become involved in their community and see things from a different angle. the sooner they do that, the better off we'll be. and the better off we'll be at listening to each other and understanding people's needs. that's the best way we can compromise sometimes is just to listen to each other and understand what's going on maybe in your neighbor's house and you
they're still saying the school, according to this website, the lone star education website, saying this campus is on lockdown. i can tell you we have ed lavandera, our correspondent based out of dallas. he's scrambling with a crew to try to get us a little bit of reporting from the ground here on this campus. chad myers had a little perspective as far as what is around this area. we have been talking to mike brooks, law enforcement analyst, about what the priorities are for the law enforcement as, of course, the safety of the students and the faculty and staff is number one. you see here ems personnel, ready, willing and able to respond. if there are any potential injuries, you know that those local hospitals are getting used, they have ambulances out according to one of our local affiliates, hearing different bits and pieces from the eyewitnesses. let me know if we have any more sound from the eyewitnesss to try to help us put some of the pieces of this puzzle together, to try to determine what happened and the biggest question of all is why. okay. i'm just listening to my control
're not their mother, but i'm their so-called mother to give them a better life and a better education, that's for sure. >> what was the inspiration? >> i'm very fortunate to be brought up in the family that i was. i had good parents, until now they give me everything. but there are other children who's parents -- >> what do you want to say to them. >> your mom did it and i'm sure you're proud of me what i am doing. >> i'm proud of you too. >> anderson, thank you. we are looking for our next cnn hero of the year. all you have to do is go to and you can nominate someone you know who's terrific. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your rates won't go up
today, he would march and stand up for education. he would march and stand up for children to make sure that they have their needs met. i think it's important that president obama approach this as he has, reaching out to the republicans but standing his ground on those principles that will make this country a good country in the 21st century. >> but, donna weather the republicans extending this olive branch, if you will, to extend the debt ceiling vote three months, is that a good sign? >> i don't like to see anything with -- what do we call that with-in the grocery store when they want to attach something to it? >> two for one sale? >> it might be a two for one sale. republicans want to increase their advantage being at the table with the sequester coming up weather the regular budget that's coming up. look, i understand the games the republicans are playing but the game the american people want them to play is to play fair, to make sure that the rich pay their fair share but also the deep cuts do not disproportionately hurt those people still trying to stand up after the worst economi
life and better education, that's for sure. >> what was the inspiration. >> i'm fortunate to be brought up in the family i was. i had good parents. they gave me everything. but there are some children whose parents have done mistakes and they are also suffering. and i think that i should give it to them. >> and if some of your kids were watching, what do you want to say to them? >> their mamu did it, and i'm sure you're proud of me, whatever i'm doing. >> i'm proud of you too. >> thank you. >>> and we are proud of all the people who showed up for the second inauguration of the president. look how beautiful the capitol looks tonight. and look at all of the gorgeous faces! out on the mall. they showed up. to be with us here at cnn. and we are very happy that they're here, because we're getting ready for the presidential inauguration and you might be asking, why do we do it, other than it is the law. wendy walsh is a human behavioral psychologist, and wendy, you say there is a bit of a fine line here. we americans walk during an inauguration, right? >> reporter: it's true, don. i think tha
-called reform movement in education. and so many people are happy to see that garfield high school is standing up and pushing back and saying education should be much more than just testing. >> is there a fear that kids won't be able to pass these tests? i mean, how is it harmful to students? >> well, that's not really the fear at all. i think there's so many things that are deeply flawed about this specific test. first of all, the test was brought to us under an utter scandal. former superintendent john so that sat on the board of the company that made the test and sells the test that we adopted in the seattle public schools for over $4 million. and it's not me who has a problem with that but it was actually the state auditor came in and found that to be a, quote, ethics violation. so garfield high school teachers are saying we're not going to administer an ethics violation. but more than that, what we're worried about with this test is that, one, it's not aligneded to our curriculum. so the math teachers tell me that there's questions on the ninth grade math portion that aren't taught until
other innocent children and devoted educators who had so much left to give. for the men and women in big cities and small towns who fall victim to senseless violence each and every day. for all the americans who are counting on us to keep them safe from harm. let's do the right thing. let's do the right thing for them and for this country that we love so much. thank you. let's sign these orders. any of you guys left handed? are you? >> president's now signing 23 executive actions as he's calling them. 23 separate orders that he's giving right now that do not require congressional authorization to go forward. i guess that one signature represents all 23 of the executive actions that he signed. he's now giving a hug to these young kids who wrote letters to the president, asking him to take these kinds of actions, to do something to prevent another, another disaster at an elementary school or a high school or a college campus that the president was talking about. he accepted the recommendations of the vice president joe biden. there you see the vice president with the kids as well. let's ta
news stories i've done on kids cheating. look at the word. cheater. it's awful. but educators say that many kids would rather cheat than fail. this young woman who asked us not to use her name or university was a cheater. >> a lot of students feel very stressed and pressured and get cornered and trap themselves. they mentally trap themselves and feel like they have no other way out. so then they cheat. >> that brings us back to lance armstrong because it makes you wonder, did he cheat because he felt stressed or pressured or cornered or did that come later when the money and prestige started rolling in. so the talk back question today, why do we cheat? or you can tweet me @carolcnn. also today at 3:00 p.m. eastern, a special report with more on the psychology and science behind cheating. multi-car, paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty indeed, lord jamie. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doing? we doth offer so many discounts, we have some to spare. oh, you have any of those homeowners discounts? here we go. thank you. he took my shield, my lady. t
passport, their life can be different, access to american education and once their child turns 18, they can help others get green cards and become u.s. citizens. neighborhood protests have sprung up around the states. local authorities have busted some of these houses for code violences, but not for so-called birth tourism, that's because under current federal laws it's not illegal. >> they are legally barred being denied a visa because someone is pregnant. >> a family who lives in beijing travelled to a u.s. maternity hotel so fran seen could be born in america. dad is a naturalized u.s. citizen and says he understands why chinese citizens come to the u.s. to give birth. >> they pay the fee, they got a visa, they do it legally, so some people are upset, saying the chinese are taking advantage of these services. well considering certain people in america are taking advantage of chinese services here in china. >> back at this house, workers continue to move in baby items, prep for meals and this shadow industry continues to thrive out in the open. >> kim law, cnn, rolling heights, california
, in the past, made available educational health services for refugees. it's only very recently that they've begun to build camps for the syrian refugees. >> what happens to all of these people? do they stay in other countries? is there a likelihood, a possibility that they can go back home to syria? >> well, we met with a great many of them and they have really agonizing stories about the situation back in their home country of targeted killings, abductions and terror, of sexual violations, kids who witnessed family members being killed. and yet inspite of that they very much express a desire to go back to syria, but the fact is they have no place to go back to, probably won't for some time. so we're talking about a long-term humanitarian emergency among the refugee communities outside of syria and even greater crisis inside syria, where there are over 2 million people displaced, another 2 million who have no food, shelter, way of coping with winter there. so the needs are enormous. the neighbors of syria have done a commendable job in extending hospitality to those who came across the b
competing in dis 1 sports spend as much as sake times more per athlete than than spend to educate other students. between 2005 the next hour of newsroom" starts now. >>> stories we're watching now. a fiery explosion pierces the london fog and debris from an exploding helicopter showers commuters below. >>> lance armstrong may confess to armstrong but that won't cut it with anti-doping officials. they want much, much more. walmart going after american goodwill, promising to boost spending on u.s. products by 50%. >>> hundreds of thousands are expected to visit washington for the presidential inauguration. many with smartphones in hand, now the rush is on to keep everyone connected. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we start this hour talking about a major announcement from president obama and the vice president, joe biden. next hour they will unveil their plan to fight gun violence in america. and they'll be joined by several families of newtown shooting victims and children who wrote letters about gun violence. he
security, to better educate mental health professionals, and this is what he's asking congress to do. look at this with me. limit gun magazines to ten rounds. ban military assault style weapons, establish background checks, and dedicate more money to help treat mental illness and enhance school security. look at the picture here. the picture, the children, flanked by children who wrote to him, wrote the president letters about gun control. their own little concerns and the families of newtown's victims. the president never said the nra's name, but it was apparent he was speaking to and about its members here. >> this will not happen unless the american people demand it. if parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, if hunters and sportsmen, if responsible gun owners, if americans of every background stand up and say, enough, we suffered too much pain, and care too much about our children to allow this to continue, then change will come. >> let me go to michael crowley, the deputy washington bureau chief of "time" magazine. welcome back. >> thank you. >> "time" released its special
in manufacturing, new, clean energy, infrastructure, all of that is important. education. and as he and the vice president announced last week, reducing gun violence, particularly for our children as a priority. so all of the legislation to do that will be going up to congress but we also need the american people involved in that. everyone has a responsibility, everyone has a role to play on everything on his agenda. so it is a robust agenda. it's an ambitious agenda. but our country can do great things, big things. >> so, van, i'm curious here, the last go round when he won everybody united states excited they had registry, information all of all the people they dropped the ball. the campaign was over and all of these people faded away in the distance. how do you get people engaged? how do you get them to stick around, say we're engaged, we want to figure out how to move the ball forward and get policies n. place? >> the president's calling for a new movement and a new patriot. . on the movement side you already see this new entity called organizing for action. the campaign that everybody, it s
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